Lost in Transit: Implications and Insights for Making Medical Task Trainer Prototypes with an Open Source Hardware Paradigm

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Daniel Nyg
Series: DESIGN
Institution: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Section: Design for Healthcare
Page(s): 1253-1262
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/pds.2022.127
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


This paper presents an open-source novel intravenous cannulation task trainer developed during the Covid- 19 pandemic for unsupervised clinical skill practice. Multiple user errors were uncovered when observing 13 registered nurses using the task trainer during a two-hour unsupervised skill training session. These insights raise the question of how OSH needs to share more than just device descriptions and assembly instructions- as designs are being shared only in its current state of an ongoing project, sharing insights, user errors and test results should be encouraged and prioritized.

Keywords: open source design, prototyping, medical task trainer, healthcare design, prototype testing

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